Mozilla has been notified by one of the Firefox users that the browser has an exploit that allows hackers to stealth fully steal users’ information without a trace. This is according to a blog post made by the Mozilla dated August 6th.
According to Mozilla, an advertisement running on a Russian website served this exploit to users visiting the site. It then exploited the security breaches on the current Firefox browser to steal their information and upload them without leaving behind any traces. If you are a Firefox browser user, then you need to update your browser ASAP.
How To Manually Update Mozilla Firefox Browser
If you don’t know your way around Firefox browser, your browser should look like something similar to the below picture.
Press ‘alt’ on your keyboard; go to ‘Help’ on the top left corner of your browser. A drop down menu will appear, go down to ‘About Firefox’. A pop-up menu will appear showing you the current version of the browser. If you are using any version earlier than the ‘Firefox 39.0.3’, you need to upgrade to this latest version.
How the Firefox Exploit Worked
For more information about the Firefox browser security update, click here to go to Mozilla’s official blog post.